By Jeremy Hinton, Head of Xbox Asia
At the recent Tokyo Game Show Xbox 2022, we presented our stream for fans in Japan, across Asia, and around the world. We shared updates on 22 games from Xbox Studios, Bethesda, and our developer partners. This included 13 games from developers in Japan, as well as two games developed in China. We are thrilled to announce that DEATHLOOP will be coming to Xbox and will be available for fans across the world with Xbox Game Pass beginning September 20, and that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch; Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Anniversary Edition; Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey; and Fuga: Melodies of Steel are all playable with Xbox Game Pass.
This year we have welcomed more new players to the Xbox community in Asia than ever before and we are incredibly thankful for everyone who has chosen to play with us. We are committed to the Japanese market and to bringing a diverse collection of stories and franchises from developers across Asia. Over the next 12 months we will bring even more titles by Japanese and creators across Asia to Xbox fans with Xbox Game Pass including Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, a number of games from the Persona franchise, and more.
ID@Xbox, our industry leading program for independent developers, has been instrumental to Japanese creators bringing amazing and innovative experiences to Xbox fans around the world. We now have more than 250 Japanese creators developing games for Xbox. These teams have already released more than 150 games on Xbox and introduced fans to games like Palworld and Fuga: Melodies of Steel, which were featured in our stream.
Since we launched Xbox Game Pass in Japan in 2020 and PC Game Pass in Southeast Asia earlier this year, the subscription service keeps evolving and getting even better. Members can play together with friends across console, PC, and cloud and we’re continuing to regularly add great games across genres, including new Xbox Game Studios titles coming to Xbox Game Pass the same day they launch. With so many creatively diverse titles joining Xbox Game Pass, we hope our community is excited to connect with friends and family through the power of play.
We look forward to what’s next and hope each year to continue to bring the joy and community of gaming to players in Japan, the Asia region, and around the world.
You can watch a recap of the stream featuring all the most exciting announcements including all the titles just mentioned here, or re-watch the whole show here. Please find below a recap of all our news.
Play Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey today with Xbox Game Pass
Available now with Xbox Game Pass, delve into Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey and live epic adventures in a world where every choice matters. From an outcast Spartan mercenary to a legendary Greek hero, embark on a breathtaking journey to uncover the secrets of your past and change the fate of Ancient Greece, a war-torn world shaped by gods and men, where mountains and sea collide. Experience seamless naval exploration, and brand-new ways to fight. Meet Ancient Greece’s famous figures and interact with them during a pivotal point in history that shaped western civilization.
Play Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony today!
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is out now on Xbox and Windows PC! This is the newest mainline entry in the Danganronpa series known for its high-speed deduction action class trials used in uncovering murder culprits. This entry revitalizes the series’ setting and characters with a “psycho-cool” theme in visuals and presentation that brings excitement to an all-new story unfolding in an all-new academy.
Kiriko dashes into Overwatch 2 on October 4
Let the kitsune guide you! Kiriko joins Overwatch 2 as the newest Support hero. Teleport through walls to protect teammates with a healing ofuda or dash towards enemies to take them out with your kunai. Overwatch’s newest hero joins the fight at the launch of Overwatch 2 on October 4. Watch Kiriko’s gameplay trailer now and follow @PlayOverwatch on social for the latest Overwatch updates.
Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered from Level-5
Available for the first time on Xbox and with Game Pass, Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch Remastered will let players explore the world of Ni no Kuni as if they were inside a Studio Ghibli film themselves! With music from Joe Hisaishi, players will immerse themselves in a variety of beautiful environments throughout the story and visit vast and endless fields, streets filled with lush greenery and water, and a dungeon with a peculiarly enticing atmosphere. To celebrate the beginning of TGS 2022, Ni no Kuni Wrath of the White Witch™ Remastered is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC. The second installment, Nino Kuni II Revenant Kingdom, will launch on Xbox in 2023.
A Brand-New Trailer from Persona 5 Royal is Incoming! Remastered Versions of Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable Are on Their Way to Xbox and Windows
Three masterpieces from ATLUS’s Persona franchise — Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable — announced their debut on Xbox and Windows. Kickstarting this, Persona 5 RoyaI will be available on October 21! Student by day, thief at night- the protagonist, one day transferring to a high school in Tokyo, will maneuver through the shadows to steal the distorted desires from the rotten adults. Our newest trailer will introduce you to the protagonist and his unique team’s awakening of their Persona. Don’t miss this dramatic reveal of their true selves!
Guilty Gear –Strive coming to Xbox Game Pass
The latest entry in the Guilty Gear series, Guilty Gear -Strive-, is now coming to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows! With revolutionary graphics, an intense story mode, online multiplayer pitting players from all over the world against each other, and more, Guilty Gear -Strive- provides the cutting edge of the fighting game experience. The highly acclaimed game, after receiving such awards as The Game Awards 2021 Best Fighting Game and 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Fighting Game of the Year, is now coming to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows. The day you’ll face the strongest the world has to offer is on the horizon!
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Special Edition coming to Xbox Game Pass
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Special Edition, complete with all DLC included, is now coming to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows! BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle lets you create your own cross-over dream team with the beloved characters from a total of 8 titles! Fight with your favorite characters from the popular titles BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, RWBY, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Arcana Heart 3 LOVEMAX SIXSTARS!!!!!! XTEND, Senran Kagura: Estival Versus, and Akatsuki Blitzkampf. Get ready for a dream tag battle crossing series lines!
Updates on Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, the highest backed Kickstarter game of 2020, will be featured at Tokyo Games Show with an all-new gameplay trailer featuring dialogue from some of the Japanese voice actors who will be featured in the game. Stay tuned to Tokyo Game Show for an exclusive Xbox Eiyuden Chronicle interview and exciting surprises featured during the 505 Games live stream. Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes launches in 2023 on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass.
Palworld coming to Xbox
From PocketPair, the creators of Craftopia, Palworld is a brand-new, multiplayer, open-world survival crafting game where you can befriend and collect mysterious creatures called “Pal” in a vast world! Make your Pals fight, build, farm, and work in factories.
Fuga: Melodies of Steel available now with Game Pass!
From CyberConnect2 and available starting today with Xbox Game Pass, Fuga: Melodies of Steel is an RPG where you place children, each with their own unique characteristics and skills, at different gun turrets in a tank to fight against the enemy. CyberConnect2 also showed off a brand-new trailer for Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2.
Harness the power of the stars in Dyson Sphere Program with PC Game Pass
Build the most efficient intergalactic factory in space simulation strategy game Dyson Sphere Program! Harness the power of stars, collect resources, plan and design production lines, and develop your interstellar factory from a small space workshop to a galaxy-wide industrial empire. Dyson Sphere Program launches Oct. 13 with PC Game Pass.
Take On Prehistoric Hordes in Exoprimal!
Suit up, Exofighters! Sudden dinosaur outbreaks have engulfed the globe, and the only thing between them and humanity’s extinction is you! Wield cutting-edge, customizable Exosuit technology in a 5-vs-5 team-based action game as your squad fights through unrelenting swarms of ravenous dinosaurs and other players in a variety of dynamic PvE and PvP missions assigned by the mysterious, all-powerful AI “Leviathan”. The wargame begins when Exoprimal releases in 2023. Coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
Exciting updates for Naraka: Bladepoint
Naraka: Bladepoint, the unchained action battle royale for 60 players, had an exciting August! The team expanded the world of Naraka with the new map Holoroth, added a new hero to the roster, and released the first chapter of a new PvE campaign mode called Showdown. During TGS we shared the second chapter of Showdown will be available to players in October, and Yushan Ruins, a new area on the Holoroth map, will soon be unveiled. Already available on Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, Naraka: Bladepoint will be released on Xbox One on Dec. 22.
A Deeper Dive into Wo Long Fallen Dynasty
Fumijiko Yasuda (Nioh Franchise Director) and Masaaki Yamagiwa (Bloodborne Producer) joined us during TGS to discuss the latest ‘masocore’ action-RPG from Team NINJA, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. Coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and on Windows PC with Game Pass on day one in early 2023, learn more from the creators about the game’s combat system, demo and inspiration behind the title and location for the game.
DEATHLOOP comes to Xbox
DEATHLOOP is Arkane Lyon’s take on an assassination experience, seamlessly blending single player gameplay with multiplayer drama. The winner of more than 300 “Best Of” awards, DEATHLOOP pits two rival assassins in an endless battle for the future. The Xbox release of DEATHLOOP comes with all updates released for the game since its launch, so players can look forward to photomode, additional accessibility options, cross-play matchmaking, and a host of quality-of-life fixes. In addition, Arkane Lyon is also releasing the GOLDENLOOP Update to the game, which brings a new weapon, a powerful new ability, new enemy types, an extended ending, and more! DEATHLOOP is available for pre-order on Xbox Series X|S or pre-install with Xbox Game Pass now ahead of its release on September 20, 2022.
Forza Horizon celebrates its 10th Anniversary
Xbox Game Studios’ Playground Games are kicking off the celebrations for the 10-year anniversary of Forza Horizon in October, sharing an all-new trailer showcasing the Horizon Festival’s incredible journey travelling across Colorado, France, Italy, Australia, Britain and Mexico. The studio will be sharing more details around Forza Horizon’s 10th Anniversary next month.
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